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How promoting mindfulness in the workplace can boost staff productivity and wellbeing

A recent 2018 UK workplace stress survey found that 91% of British workers have experienced stress at work, with one in three affected by it at least once a week. Research has also shown that workers suffering from stress are ...

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Culture of presenteeism could be forcing people into work when ill

The rise of presenteeism is being blamed for the fact that the average number of sickness absence days that UK workers take has almost halved since records began in 1993, according to the latest figures from the Office for National ...

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BSI launches new document to help employers improve health and wellbeing for staff

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has launched a new code of practice for organisations to help tackle a crisis in the mental health and wellbeing of Britain’s workforce. The code of practice, PAS 3002, provides recommendations to establish, promote, maintain ...

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ISS partners with Learn Play Grow

As part of ISS’ ongoing dedication to supporting child health and happiness, it has teamed up with children’s sports group, Learn Play Grow, during the Wimbledon tennis tournament to deliver a healthy living roadshow, promoting child wellbeing across the country. ...

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Global study finds noise epidemic worsening at work

The open office is designed to increase employee collaboration, but a new study from Oxford Economics, commissioned by audio pioneer Plantronics, has found that the resultant noise pollution of the open office is reaching epidemic levels. According to the findings, ...

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Workplace Wellbeing Charter for Liverpool with ISS

In a first for ISS, Royal Liverpool University Hospital & Broadgreen and the Walton Centre have all received the Workplace Wellbeing Charter. The accreditation demonstrates the commitment by an organisation to improving the lives of those who work there, and ...

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Poor indoor air quality can lead to illness and reduced productivity

We spend around 90% of our lives indoors, often working for up to eight hours a day in poorly ventilated offices, occasionally alongside ill colleagues. We frequently take preventative measures to stop ourselves becoming unwell ourselves – like washing hands ...

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BCO research reveals ‘Wellness Matters’

New research by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has revealed that wellness does matter following a year-long study into Health and Wellbeing in offices. The completion of of study “Wellness Matters: Health and Wellbeing in offices and what to ...

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Ambius partners with BRE on biophilic office research

Interior landscaping company, Ambius, is teaming up with BRE, a world leading building science centre, as a core partner in a live, comprehensive study on the impact of biophilic design on office workers. The research project centres on a 7,000 ...

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8 of 10 Brits admit observing Presenteeism in the workplace

According to the recent CIPD survey, people coming into work when they are ill also known as ‘Presenteeism’ has more than tripled since 2010, with 86 per cent of employees admitting they had observed Presenteeism in the workplace. Research by ...

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